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BOOK REVIEW: Bindlestiff by Wayne Holloway

Bindlestiff is one of those books that took forever to read, forever in a good way…I just didn’t want it to end. I set about each evening to devour more of this offering from Wayne Holloway only for my mind to shut down after a few pages – it wasn’t through boredom it was that

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FILM RETROSPECTIVE: SUSPIRIA (1977)

‘Do you know anything about witches?’ Remakes – a good or a bad thing? The case for the prosecution: Get Carter, The Italian Job, Sleuth, Total Recall, Robocop, The Big Sleep, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Secret in their Eyes, The Ring … the list goes on. The case for the defense? There isn’t one; the team

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FILM REVIEW: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

After a fourteen year hiatus following the mixed reception to Jurassic Park 3 – a period during which the tentatively titled Jurassic Park 4 underwent many re-writes and changes – the Jurassic Park franchise came roaring back from extinction with the commercial juggernaut that was 2015’s Jurassic World. While a flawed film with a poor

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TRAILER: Under the Silver Lake

Synopsis: Centers on a man named Sam (Garfield) who becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul’s murder and the kidnapping of a girl. Riley Keough as Sarah, Sam’s new neighbor. Topher Grace as Sam’s friend who helps him with an investigation surrounding a missing woman. What STORGY Thinks: David Robert Mitchell brought

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FILM REVIEW: The Third Murder

As I was walking to the train station with my girlfriend the other day, I turned to her and said, “Hey, remember that I’m going out tonight, so I’ll get something to eat in town.” She looked at me with the cold-stink eye. It was so cold that later I’d need to phone my optician

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FILM REVIEW: I, Tonya

Centred on the life of former 1991 and 1994 U.S champion and Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, and directed by Lars and the Real Girl’s Craig Gillespie, you’d be mistaken in thinking that I, Tonya is a biopic. Whilst it follows Harding’s life, from relative infancy to widespread infamy, detailing the events leading up to

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FILM REVIEW: The Ritual

Folk horror’s modern roots, especially in cinema can be traced back to a handful of films, Blood on Satan’s Claw, Witchfinder General, and most famously, The Wicker Man. This triptych has had a huge amount of influence over filmmakers for generations, with their twisted echoes found in everything from New England folk-tale movie The VVitch,

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FILM REVIEW: Ferdinand

I don’t particularly like going to the movies with kids. I find the experience fairly draining as I spend most of the time making sure they’re OK, checking if they’re having fun, if it’s not too loud, if they can see OK and if they’re not scared by the monster on the screen…then there’s the

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FILM REVIEW: Bingo: The King of the Mornings

SPOILER WARNING! “Based on a true story.” Words that often make the prospective viewer’s heart sink. Somewhat to my relief, ‘Bingo: The King of the Mornings’ neatly avoids the biggest pitfalls common to lightly fictionalised re-tellings of real life. At least in the first half of the film. The principle pitfall being that real life

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FILM REVIEW: Broken Vows

The American Independent scene is a far-cry from the soaring heights of the early 90’s, and the strong resurgence of the mid-noughties. It has been some time since we had a Dazed and Confused, or even a Napoleon Dynamite. It’s now mostly a landscape littered with political liberal pieces that – in their desperate attempts

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